VELOCIRAPTOR READY TO POUNCE

HENNESSEY’S INSANE 800HP VELOCIRAPTOR AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA.

WORDS MATT RAUDONIKIS

ONE of the wildest offroad vehicles ever conceived will soon be available to buyers in Australia, but you’ll need deep pockets to get one.

The Hennessey VelociRaptor takes the already nuts Ford Raptor, stretches it, adds six-wheel drive and tweaks the turbocharged EcoBoost engine for up to 800hp!

The 600hp+ package includes upgraded turbochargers, high-flow induction, a performance intercooler, stainless-steel exhaust system, forged conrods and pistons, upgraded transmission and ECU, and much more. Huge Brembo brakes are fitted to all six of the 20-inch wheels, as are Fox Racing shock absorbers. All performanceupgraded VelociRaptors are serial-numbered with their unique identity.

Melbourne’s American Vehicle Sales has secured the rights and approvals to import, convert and sell the Hennessey here in Australia, with prices starting from $505,000 and heading upwards depending on how game you’re prepared to venture with the engine upgrades.

AVS’s James Hill described the VelociRaptor as the supercar of the off-road world, but added: “Can you take your Lamborghini on the beach? Will your Bugatti carry your dirt bikes to Cape York? Will your Ferrari take you across the Simpson?”

The VelociRaptor can do all of the above and will turn more heads than any of the Italian sports cars, wherever you take it.

When the lotto balls drop your way, visit www.american. com.au to secure your Hennessey VelociRaptor.

AVS imports, converts and sells a range of American vehicles including pick-ups, muscle cars, regular Ford Raptors, and now the VelociRaptor.

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It has six wheels, but you’ll also need six figures to secure a VelociRaptor in Australia – c’mon lotto win.